Antebellum Southern America Social Heirarchy

Antebellum Southern America Social Heirarchy

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  • Hey fella! I am Cade. I will be traveling through southern antebellum America to learn a little about social heirarchy. Oh baby here we go!
  • The affluent white male plantation owner is the pinochle of Southern aristocracy.
  • Holy cow pal!
  • Good afternoon Cade!
  • I am fancy and have plenty of honor!
  • Own many slaves
  • Very educated!
  • Lots of land!
  • Wealthy females educated to be better mothers.
  • Hey there Cade! Looking excellent!
  • Real fancy and pretty, that is me!
  • Southern females obey the patriarch of the household. They tend the house and the children and have no job.
  • Ohhhh yeah learning so much!
  • Subsistence farmer!
  • Howdy ho Cade!
  • The small farmer makes up the middle class. Usually own a slave or two. Called "Plain Folk".
  • Male dominant families!
  • Hey guy nice day eh!
  • A few middle class farmers oppose slavery. They're called Hill People.
  • Lived in pine barrens, red hills, swamps!
  • The poorest of the poor; known as "crackers', "sand hillers", "poor white trash", and "clay eaters".
  • Cade how are you!
  • The lowest class, even below slaves and blacks.
  • This is no good!
  • No education!
  • No education!
  • Plantation hierarchies develop; house slaves, then skilled workers, then field hands.
  • Slaves are almost at the bottom of social class structure.
  • So much that I have learned!
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